Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

And thou shall write Aaron's name upon the rod of Levi, for there shall be one rod for each head of their fathers' houses.

New American Standard Bible

and write Aaron’s name on the rod of Levi; for there is one rod for the head of each of their fathers’ households.

King James Version

And thou shalt write Aaron's name upon the rod of Levi: for one rod shall be for the head of the house of their fathers.

Holman Bible

Write Aaron’s name on Levi’s staff, because there must be one staff for the head of each ancestral house.

International Standard Version

You are also to write Aaron's name on the tribe of Levi, since there is to be one rod for every leader of their ancestral tribes.

American Standard Version

And thou shalt write Aaron's name upon the rod of Levi; for there shall be one rod for each head of their fathers houses.

Amplified

and write Aaron’s name on the rod of Levi [his ancestor]; for there is one rod for the head of each of their fathers’ households.

Bible in Basic English

And let Aaron's name be placed on the rod of Levi: for there is to be one rod for the head of every family.

Darby Translation

And Aaron's name shalt thou write upon the staff of Levi; for one staff shall be for each head of their fathers' houses.

Julia Smith Translation

And Aaron's name shalt thou write upon the rod of Levi: for one rod is for the head of the house of their fathers.

King James 2000

And you shall write Aaron's name upon the rod of Levi: for one rod shall be for the head of the house of their fathers.

Lexham Expanded Bible

and the name of Aaron on the staff of Levi, because one staff [is] for the head of [each of] {their families}.

Modern King James verseion

And you shall write Aaron's name upon the rod of Levi. For one rod shall be for the head of the house of their fathers.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And write Aaron's name upon the staff of Levi: for every headman over the houses of their fathers shall have a rod.

NET Bible

You must write Aaron's name on the staff of Levi; for one staff is for the head of every tribe.

New Heart English Bible

You shall write Aaron's name on the rod of Levi; for there shall be one rod for each head of their fathers' houses.

The Emphasized Bible

and, Aaron's name, shalt thou write upon the staff of Levi, - for, one staff, shall there be for the head of their ancestral house.

Webster

And thou shalt write Aaron's name upon the rod of Levi: for one rod shall be for the head of the house of their fathers.

World English Bible

You shall write Aaron's name on the rod of Levi; for there shall be one rod for each head of their fathers' houses.

Youngs Literal Translation

and Aaron's name thou dost write on the tribe of Levi; for one rod is for the head of their fathers' house:

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And thou shalt write
כּתב 
Kathab 
Usage: 223

אהרון 
'Aharown 
Usage: 347

שׁם 
Shem 
Usage: 865

upon the rod
מטּה מטּה 
Matteh 
Usage: 251

of Levi
לוי 
Leviy 
Usage: 66

אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

rod
מטּה מטּה 
Matteh 
Usage: 251

shall be for the head
ראשׁ 
Ro'sh 
Usage: 598

of the house
בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

References

Context Readings

Aaron's Staff Chosen

2 Speak to the sons of Israel, and take rods from them, one for each fathers' house, from all their rulers according to their fathers' houses, twelve rods. Write thou every man's name upon his rod. 3 And thou shall write Aaron's name upon the rod of Levi, for there shall be one rod for each head of their fathers' houses. 4 And thou shall lay them up in the tent of meeting before the testimony, where I meet with you.


Cross References

Exodus 6:16

And these are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations: Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari. And the years of the life of Levi were a hundred thirty-seven years.

Exodus 6:20

And Amram took him Jochebed his father's sister to wife, and she bore him Aaron and Moses. And the years of the life of Amram were a hundred and thirty-seven years.

Numbers 3:2-3

And these are the names of the sons of Aaron: Nadab the first-born, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

Numbers 18:1

And LORD said to Aaron, Thou and thy sons and thy fathers' house with thee shall bear the iniquity of the sanctuary, and thou and thy sons with thee shall bear the iniquity of your priesthood.

Numbers 18:7

And thou and thy sons with thee shall keep your priesthood for everything of the altar, and for that within the veil, and ye shall serve. I give you the priesthood as a service of gift. And the stranger who comes near shall be put

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